Man Against Man

MAN AGAINST MAN
Words and music by Buddy Greene

There′s a fiery cross but it's not the cross of Christ
And sometimes it smolders and sometimes it rages in the night
And whether you glimpse it or see it glaring it′s a horrible sight
Cause it has absolutely nothing to do with light
And it's fueled by a sin as ancient as man
And in some places I swear it's caused a curse in the land
It sends up a stench no holy God could ever stand

And it′s man against man, it′s black and it's white
It′s man against man, it's wrong and never right
It′s man against man, it's Gentile and Jew
And when it′s man against man
Lord God, it's man against You

It's been disguised as preference in our rhetoric and prose
Dressed up like something else when underneath like a cancer it grows
And unchecked it breeds corruption beneath deceptive clothes
In a vain attempt to hide what only the truth will expose
It′s bred in our fathers and passed on to their sons
In the priveleged, deprived or the genius, or the simpleton
It can raise it′s ugly head in nearly everyone

And it's man against man, it′s black and it's white
It′s man against man, it's wrong and never right
It′s man against man, it's Gentile and Jew
And when it's man against man
Lord God, it′s man against You

I′ve seen it in our churches and I've seen it in our schools
And it′s thriving in our neighborhoods and our social party rules
In Mississippi, New York City, in Capetown or Iran
Oh, the colors change but the politics are still man against man
But on a cross of crucifixion 2000 years ago
Blood was shed for the sins of every man and now I know
At the foot of that cross the ground is level and there's no

Man against man, no black, no white
There′s no man against man
It's wrong and never right
No man against man, neither Gentile or Jew
Cause when it′s man against man
Lord God, it's man against You
God it's man against You

Published:

29 December, 2021